Working 9 to 5…

20 November 2015

An exhibition, which illustrates the huge changes that have occurred for office workers, their equipment and culture over the last 200 years, is open at The Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.

Items on show range from the comptometer and the cheque writer to early electronic equipment such as the calculator, word processor and computer.

These curious and commonplace objects have been given to Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums by the people of Aberdeen and represents part of the working social history of the city and its people.

Aberdeen City Council's Deputy Leader Councillor Marie Boulton said: "This is a fascinating exhibition, suitable for all ages, which offers a glimpse into the working and social history of office workers, and the equipment they would have used in times past."
The exhibition runs until 30 April 2016.